Centre for Digital Humanities


The CDH offers various forms of research support:

Research software and coding inquiries

Are you in need of guidance regarding software solutions for your research? Are you interested in exploring available tools or discussing the possibility of developing custom software? Would you like a thorough review of your self-written code? The Research Software Lab (RSLab) at the Centre for Digital Humanities is dedicated to providing support and assistance with all your software and coding inquiries.

Digital Humanities Brainstorm Sessions

5 October 2023: Brainstorm Session – How to successfully integrate computational methods in your research design & funding proposal

Do you have questions on the Digital Humanities aspects of your research proposal? How do you properly integrate computational methods in your research design and funding application? What are suitable and proven computational methods to work with? During a brainstorm session on 5 October with CDH strategic advisor Antal van den Bosch and scientific developers from the Research Software Lab, you can ask all your (technical) questions on Digital Humanities and computational methods.

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28 September & 23 November 2023: Quantitative Research Design Meeting

Do you struggle with the quantitative component of your research design? Statistical advisor Kirsten Schutter is organizing two meetings – on 28 September and 23 November 2023 – in which (junior and experienced) researchers from the Faculty of Humanities can present and discuss their ideas in order to learn from each other.

Enhance your DH funding proposal

Are you seeking guidance on the technical aspect of your funding proposal? The Centre for Digital Humanities collaborates closely with the Research Support Office (RSO) at Utrecht University to assist researchers in locating and securing external funding for their projects. To increase your chances of success, our experts can offer advice on the viability of your computational and data-driven methods and assist with formulating the technical paragraphs of your application. Additionally, we can provide you with information on data management plans, FAIR principles, and software lifecycle management.

Digital Humanities Walk-in Hours

Are you seeking assistance with research software, digital sources, programming, digitization, data management, privacy, or statistics? Are you new to the field of digital humanities and would you appreciate expert guidance on getting started? We invite all humanities staff and students to join our weekly Digital Humanities Walk-in Hours, held every Thursday from 14:00 to 15:00 hrs. Visit us during this dedicated time to have your questions answered and receive personalized support.

Connect with our affiliated members

Our team of affiliated members comprises six academic staff members, along with a strategic advisor and director, who are part of the four humanities departments at Utrecht University. With their diverse and extensive expertise in the field of digital humanities, they are readily available to address any inquiries you may have. Click the link below to access detailed biographies and contact information.

History and Art History

Pim Huijnen – Assistant professor Cultural History
– Quantitative text analysis
– Digital conceptual history
– Datafication in history

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Languages, Literature and Communication

Antal van den Bosch – Professor language, communication and computation
– Text mining
– Machine learning
– Computational linguistics

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Manuela Pinto – Assistant professor Italian language and culture
– Second language acquisition
– Community based research
– Knowledge dissemination

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Hugo Quené – Professor quantitative methods in humanities
– Quantitative methods
– Speech production and perception
– Statistical modeling

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Jeroen Salman – Assistant professor literary studies
– Bookhistorical data analysis
– European research infrastructures
– Computer vision

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Media and Culture Studies

Karin van Es – Assistant professor media & culture
– Critical data studies
– E.g. embedded norms and values of algorithmic systems

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Jasmijn van Gorp – Assistant professor media & culture
– Audiovisual data
– Digital television archives
– Research infrastructures

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Philosophy and Religious Studies

Dominik Klein – Assistant professor theoretical philosophy
– Formal philosophy
– Agent based simulations in philosophy

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Other questions?

Do you have a different question or are you not sure whom to turn to? Contact us by sending an email to cdh@uu.nl.